Best Reverb for Synths

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Re: Best Reverb for Synths
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2018, 10:48:17 AM »
One reverb I've been increasingly appreciating is the DigiTech Polara.  It has that deep ethereal quality that goes so well with synthesizers. The price is $150.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=DigiTech+Polara+and+synthesizer
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Re: Best Reverb for Synths
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2019, 05:00:36 PM »
I love my Source Audio Ventris. Almost as much as Nick Batt loves his! I used to have an H9 and Big Sky, but felt they weren’t so suited to synths.
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Re: Best Reverb for Synths
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2019, 03:34:54 AM »
I’ve not looked into external effects before but this has sparked my interest. A dumb question here maybe :) Do all these external boxes accept a stereo input from a synth? Do you connect the 2 outputs of the synth to the box and then take 2 outputs from the box to the mixer?
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Re: Best Reverb for Synths
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2019, 04:39:34 AM »
Basically the answer is yes. Unless you’ve bought a mono Reverb pedal. The Ventris has some patches that utilise a mono input/stereo out. And some programs that use stereo in and out. Either way I have mine with stereo jacks set in, and out, to the aux channels on my mixer.
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Re: Best Reverb for Synths
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2019, 04:52:30 AM »
Basically the answer is yes. Unless you’ve bought a mono Reverb pedal. The Ventris has some patches that utilise a mono input/stereo out. And some programs that use stereo in and out. Either way I have mine with stereo jacks set in, and out, to the aux channels on my mixer.

Thanks :)
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Re: Best Reverb for Synths
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2024, 09:52:23 AM »
For a few months now I've had a Meris Mercury X.. I definitely give it a thumbs up for synth usage.

In a nutshell it has the spacey/ambient reverb algorithms of the Mercury 7, plus the traditional ones of the Chase Bliss 1978, plus a few more...  not to mention all of the other modulations and dynamics FX you can add.

Sounds incredible!

It's actually much more than just a reverb pedal, it's really more like a programmable multi FX unit.  On the surface that may not be an attention grabber, but what's brilliant about it is HOW you program it.  The UI design is such that you can achieve your goal quickly using the knobs once you've wrapped your head around how it works (which only takes a few mins). 

It's not an inexpensive pedal, but considering what you get I believe the price makes sense.
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Re: Best Reverb for Synths
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2024, 04:23:27 PM »
I use an Eventide space . I also use a Roland space echo pedal. I use the Roland space echo pedal on my OBX8 and the Eventide Space on my Sequential Pro 3 and I use the Eventide Timefactor  on my Minimoog Voyager.

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Re: Best Reverb for Synths
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2024, 11:28:40 PM »
I have a Midiverb II
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Re: Best Reverb for Synths
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2024, 04:47:05 AM »
For a few months now I've had a Meris Mercury X.. I definitely give it a thumbs up for synth usage.

And although released for the LVX (delay pedal) first, it looks highly likely (based on what Meris has written) that the Mercury X will be supported by prEditor.  Having an editor of this caliber for fast preset building workflow and organization on a pedal is a big plus!

https://www.meris.us/product/preditor-editor-librarian/
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Re: Best Reverb for Synths
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2024, 04:29:37 PM »
The Meris Mercury X sounds pretty intriguing. It would be interesting to hear some examples of it with the 3rd Wave as the source.

Another pedal that has caught my attention (and my purchase) is the Walrus Audio Meraki. Mentioning it on a thread/discussion titled "best reverb" is kind of off topic since it is a delay pedal. But it very much can sound reverb-y and produce similar effects that I typically would coax from a reverb pedal. It has a lovely sound. It certainly excels at stereo pingpong delay and similar but with the mix turned up and the left/right feedback set high, it produces a wash of ambient reverb joy. I'm having a lot of fun with it, but I've only had it for a couple of weeks, so it remains to be seen if I will use it much on any recordings. I already did use it on one track for some echo-h space-y piano sounds.

I suspect that this pedal would appeal to many on this forum since it is all analog. But it is also spendy for "just a delay". About the same cost as the Meris Mercury X. I had some "atta-boy" money from work that has to go to "gift card" types of things, so it was a splurge that didn't really affect my pocket book. However, now that I have played with it some, I would put it in the category of something I would buy with real money. I'll post back if the honeymoon phase wears off.